Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 15 Review: One Hundred Days

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Another one bites the dust.

The short list of known suspects responsible for the Capitol bombing dropped to zero on Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 15 when the long sought after Mystery Woman was killed.

At least she left behind some clues, although not about who else might be involved but what other landmarks might be targeted next.

Resetting His Presidency - Designated Survivor

It seems that the terrorists are targeting the Statue of Liberty, Hoover Dam, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Out of all of them, the Hoover Dam would be the most disastrous, as it would affect millions of people; dropping the Golden Gate Bridge would be horrific,  and bombing the Statue of Liberty would just be a dagger to the heart of American people after it was all done.

What's with these people?! 

But the bigger question is: who are they? 

We didn't get many answers as most of the hour focused on Kirkman resetting his 100-day clock, but someone inside has to be involved. 

I would want to believe it's someone we already met, but at this point, it could be anyone. 

Poor Kirkman is thinking he's ahead of the game by announcing his sweeping agenda (he's such an idealist) when he's going to be sidetracked once again when Hannah reports her findings to him.

Will the bad guys figure out that the President knows the next targets? Could they just be a diversion because they have something bigger in mind?

Why did they wait so long before striking?

Working the Crowd - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 15

Kirkman may be trying to get the country back on track, but once these new terrorist plots are revealed, and you know a reporter is going to find out, he's going to be up the creek.

While the public wants him to focus on fixing the country, they are still going to criticize him for not paying enough attention to the terrorist threat.

Kirkman isn't going to win with the public when this happens, but he'll have the opportunity to show just how strong he really is. When it comes it down to it, President Tom Kirkman is a man of steel.

I believe he can handle anything, even this new terrorist threat that's about to be thrown his way. 

I believe he'll be able to juggle the threat by pushing through his agenda. He's got a great team working for him, and they're going to help him be a success unless Emily and/or Seth are involved.

Emily seems to be the most innocent of the two, but she catapulted herself to the position she wanted in the very beginning. We didn't see her influence Kirkman with his decision, but who knows what she really did behind the scenes? 

TV is notorious for showing the "how it happened" flashbacks after it happens, and who's to say it won't be the case here?

Emily could be involved.

Kirkman also got a new enemy in the way of Senator Bowman.

Gun control is a touchy subject, which is why I don't understand why Alex just didn't back away from the question, especially knowing it wasn't on Kirkman's 100-day agenda.

She can't continue to use her inexperience as an excuse anymore. Her husband certainly isn't. 

I believe she's up to something. I know it doesn't seem possible, but who knows at this point? 

Everyone is a suspect, and my dollar is still on Alex.

How many other politicians are out there waiting to pounce on something Kirkman does? Bowman isn't the only one. 

We know Hookstraten still has something up her sleeve. I'm entirely convinced she's involved with the conspiracy, but she definitely has her eye on the big seat.

It's going to be strange and uncomfortable now that Aaron is working for her. It didn't seem to bother Emily much, which was unusual. 

If I was Emily, I'd be reporting this piece of information to Kirkman right away. It's something he should know, but it didn't seem to affect her that much. 

The Team - Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 15

What if Aaron learns the truth about Emily (if there is a truth to be found)? Will he survive? And what does his cousin mean to the main plot?

Kirkman has his hands full, that's for sure. I don't understand why someone didn't tell the guy that trying to do all he's proposing in 100 days is almost impossible. At least he didn't make promises he can't keep.

Hopefully, he'll get senators on his side who can get things done (with proposals and bills that benefit the majority of the American people!)

There was one scene I particularly enjoyed. When Kirkman was at the Town Hall meeting and answered the question from the guy who lost his job in manufacturing.

Kirkman almost started to sugar coat it but pulled back and not only gave an honest answer and provided the reasons why but gave a realistic solution to the problem.

He can't bring back manufacturing jobs because of technology, but Kirkman can do things to help people displaced by technology to get new jobs through education. 

Kirkman may be an independent, but we know he's hiding an inner Bernie Sanders in there somewhere. Who else do you think Kirkman would idolize if not Sanders?

It's getting deep and dark on Designated Survivor. Kirkman is working hard for the American people, and Hannah is working hard to uncover the conspiracy, but every step both take toward the positive it seems that something negative is waiting around the corner.

How will Kirkman handle the new threats? Will Hannah be able to stop them in time? Will the real big bad ever be discovered? 

What did you think of "One Hundred Days"? Is Kirkman's agenda too much? Who is the big bad now that the Mystery Woman is dead?

Hit the comments and share your thoughts.

If you need to catch up, you can watch Designated Survivor online right here via TV Fanatic!

One Hundred Days Review

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Designated Survivor Season 1 Episode 15 Quotes

If waste the good will of the American people right now, the President doesn't stand a chance in hell of getting anything done.

Seth

Leo: Does it ever weird you out that you and dad are like the President and the First Lady?
Alex: Yes. Every day.